This entry-level course is open to students enrolled in a music ensemble. This course provides instruction in basic music theory, which is the academic aspect of the art of music. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and translate the language of music. The course includes study of basic music elements such as the staff, note names and values, rhythm, melodic reading and writing, and music terminology. The course progresses through the study of scales, chords, harmonic progressions, ear training, sight singing, form and analysis. This class is a technology-based course that uses an interactive computer software program to realize maximum learning potential. Membership in a music ensemble (vocal or instrumental) is a prerequisite for this course. (Semester, .50 credit)